Thursday March 23, 2017 Monte Rio CA.
We put in at Monte Rio
I met John and Ray at the Monte Rio boat ramp this morning. We were going to kayak from Monte Rio down to Jenner, about twelve miles. We unloaded our boats at the Monte Rio boat ramp and Ray and John took Ray’s truck down to Jenner while I watched the kayaks until they came back. This would set us up for a shuttle so we didn’t have to paddle back up the river.
A few turtles
Broken fish tracker
After the break we continued on down the river. I noticed this pipe in the water by the Duncan’s Mills fire house. It’s part of a fish tracking unit that looks like it’s had some trouble this winter. The pipe spans the bottom of the river going all the way across to track fish that have been tagged and is supposed to be all under water, so something went wrong during the winter floods. It may still work as there is just wires inside the pipes to track the fish.
Great blue heron rookery tree
We stopped at the osprey nesting area where there is also a great blue heron rookery to have a look, but all the birds were sitting on nests in the tree so I didn’t get any good pictures of the nests as they were hidden in the big tree.
Lunch break spot
Pulled into Jenner boat ramp
We loaded all the boats on Ray’s truck and he drove us back to Monte Rio where John and I transferred our boats to our vehicles and we all went on home for the day.
It was rather cool out when I got home and I was tired out, so I went in for a nap and that pretty much shot the day for another good one.